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Kinect Capital

The Kinect Capital mission is to improve the human condition through technological entrepreneurship.



The Kinect Capital mission is to improve the human condition through technological entrepreneurship by helping new entrepreneurs create the next generation of industry leading companies.

Our vision is to empower emerging and diverse entrepreneurs to create technologically and commercially sustainable companies that increase high-quality jobs and new economic opportunities in under-served regions of the US.

Formed in 1983 as an educational 501(c)3 non-profit, Kinect Capital was the first venture accelerator and has become the most efficient, cost-effective economic development organization in the United States.



Kinect Capital continues the legacy begun by Dr. Brown by educating entrepreneurs and company executives through its Cooperative Venturing® program, mentor-based training in the art and science of becoming attractive, viable investment-worthy companies, the essence of commercialization.

To date, Kinect Capital has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, with over 850 companies participating in the organization’s annual Investors Choice® Capital Conference, the oldest venture capital conference in the U.S. Held each February, Investors Choice attracts hundreds of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, and Strategic Investors to Utah for the opportunity to hear the investment pitches of dozens of vetted and mentored firms seeking outside capital.

On average over the last 5 years 60%+ of companies at this event have raise capital by year’s end, and the total has been $40+ million. Since 2009, Kinect Capital alumni companies have realized over $10 billion in investor payouts via M&A Public Offering transactions, including such firms such as Omniture, Sonic Innovations, Myriad Genetics, and Ancestry, High West Distillery among others.

And on a national basis, Kinect Capital has launched tech commercialization programs in Alabama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, and Texas.


Programs & Services

All Kinect Capital programs are designed to assist companies in 1) Shaping themselves into fundable entities, 2) Helping them develop a strategy to obtain the funding they need; and when appropriate, and 3) Providing introductions to the investment and/or banking communities.

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